AAHN Respect Statement

The history of nursing connects people and scholars from various backgrounds. The AAHN is
committed to fostering a diverse, welcoming, and engaged membership. Within its
membership and scholarship, the AAHN welcomes diversity in gender identity and expression,
race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental and physical ability, socioeconomic status, education,
age, nationality, and spiritual and political beliefs. Within this inclusive, respectful, and
collaborative environment, AAHN aspires to achieve excellence in research and expand the
history of nursing by the inclusion of multiple perspectives. AAHN is committed to addressing
issues related to bias, stereotyping, prejudicial attitudes, and exclusionary practices in order to
create a welcoming environment for all. The AAHN recognizes that this is ongoing and everevolving
work that requires continued investment, attention, and vigilance throughout the
organization. The AAHN is committed to ensuring that inclusion and diversity becomes and
remains integrated into our organizational identity. We all share responsibility for equity and
diversity - it is everybody’s everyday work.